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All I Want for Christmas Is for Everyone That Knows My Kid to Read This

Just in time for Christmas! Dr. Edgardo Menvielle gives all you parents of gender-nonconforming kids a clear, succinct, to-to-point explanation you can print out and stick right in your holiday cards! (I made a PDF version for your convenience at … Continue reading

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Aisle 4

Seen as I walked through grocery store last night — Where is the sticker book for kids who want robot fairies? Queen aliens? My kids (girl and boy) would love most of these — though notice how girls are told … Continue reading

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Oddly Normal

NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, recently featured John Schwartz and Jeanne Mixon — a couple who have written a book called, Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality. Schwartz, a … Continue reading

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The Annual Halloween Dilemma

Several of you have written me asking me to write about Halloween costumes. I am just back from five days away at a conference (I will share some about my paper soon!) so I am behind at work, but wanted … Continue reading

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Why isn’t he dressed like a boy?

Shortly after my last post, I took my kids off on a trip to eastern Tennessee — our ultimate destination was a homecoming service at a church where my mother had been a child. But I didn’t figure I could … Continue reading

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Alvin Ailey Action

Aisha Mitchell and Antonio Douthit, photography by Richard Calmes A recent dance still posted on the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Facebook page. (And if you’re never seen the Alvin Ailey troupe in action, make a point of going to … Continue reading

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Men in skirts

New Buzzfeed article (translated from German) about a dad who wears skirts in solidarity with his five year-old son.                 My favorite line is a toss up between: “You only don’t dare to … Continue reading

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I Just Turn Kids Gay

The inside caption of this Scandalous Cartoon Christmas Card is, “May All Your Christmas Wishes Come True.” Google the phrase “turn kids gay,” and you’ll quickly get a list of the latest potential culprits, which today include watching Glee, playing … Continue reading

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Gender binary humor

 

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My Little Brony

If you haven’t heard of bronies, you’re behind the times! Check out these recent stories on the male My Little Pony fan base: http://www.king5.com/entertainment/My-Little-Brony-meetup-135880593.html http://www.dailymail.com/Entertainment/201204120260 http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/dc-bronies-feel-the-love-and-friendship-of-my-little-pony/2012/04/06/gIQAajwc0S_story.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAkg5E0T5UM http://lightandsteel.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/my-little-brony/

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